(n.) The tendency for a person to use quotes
they love on a regular basis, in the attempt
to sound witty. also, using quotes
or characters in a book
to express the identity or emotions
of a person in real life. this
is done when a person realizes that their current situation is closely
related to one in which they read in a book
and feel it is appropriate to qoute the book
in order to eloquently or effectively express their feelings in that situation.This term
is derived from the behavior of Edgar Wibeau
(Young W) in Ulrich Plenzdorf's novel "The New Sufferings of Young W". Edgar quotes
from Goethe's novel "The Sufferings of Young Werther" in multiple
situations throughout the book
, while also framing his perception
of his own life through the lens of Werther's life as described by Goethe.
Colin: I love
Shakespeare's work so much
that I quote from
Hamlet and MacBeth all the time.
Bill: You're clearly have the Young W. complex. On a totally unrealted note, do you know what a clitoris is?